Remove wall shadows from portrait

Started Dec 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In situations like this I.....(edit included)
In reply to colinchisholm, Dec 15, 2012

I'm not sure if you intend to keep the plain background or not but as many others here have done, I usually don't.

I just did a holiday card shoot at work and used the same color wall in my office as the background. Lighting wasn't "perfect" but that's okay as I will usually do what you appear to have done and that is use a very quick edit with a Clone Tool to eliminate the shadow. Only I would work to keep the background exposure even.

The reason I say even and quick is I will then use Chip Springer's Masking tool to bring in a new background. Some use masks, and that is okay, but I more often than not will use Chip's Instamask action. Works great.

I hope I was able to help or provide insight. Here's a quick example of such an edit. Not perfect, but you get the idea.



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